Sponsor Deadline
Posted: 10/10/2023

Pediatric Centers of Excellence in Nephrology Call for Pilot & Feasibility Proposals in Pediatric Kidney Disease

The Pediatric Centers of Excellence in Nephrology (PCENs) at the University of Virginia (UVA), Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), and Washington University in St. Louis (WashU) are issuing a joint RFA for Pilot and Feasibility (P&F) projects. The PCEN program is funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, and was established to:

1. Attract new scientific expertise to the study of human pediatric kidney physiology, kidney development, and pediatric kidney disorders;

2. Encourage multidisciplinary research in these areas; and

3. Develop the pediatric nephrology research community—in part through the P&F Program. 

The PCENs are seeking applications for one-year pilot and feasibility research projects. The maximum funding is $50,000 in direct costs for one year, with one optional no-cost extension (NCE). 

Applications are expected to generate preliminary data to support future research applications. Research with science proposed that is not relevant to pediatric kidney disease or health will not be accepted. Proposals that utilize one of the PCENs’ Cores are encouraged but not required.


• Intent to Apply surveys are due by Friday, October 27, 2023, at 5:00PM ET.  

• Invitations to submit Full Applications will be issued by November 13, 2023, at 5:00PM ET.

• Full Applications are due by Friday, December 15, 2023, at 5:00PM ET.  

Eligibility Requirements

Early-stage investigators, new investigators, or established investigators not previously involved in pediatric nephrology research are invited to apply. The P&F program and funds are not intended to support or supplement ongoing research of an established investigator.  

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